Okla. House OKs bill to limit medication purchases

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives has approved a bill that would limit how much non-prescription cold and allergy medication containing a key methamphetamine ingredient a consumer could purchase.

House members voted 89-1 Wednesday to approve Senate amendments to House Bill 2941, which now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for her consideration.

The measure by Rep. David Derby of Owasso would decrease the monthly purchase amount from 9 grams to 7.2 grams and cut the annual purchase amount from 108 grams to 60 grams. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/IsAywO) reports that a 10-tablet package of Sudafed, for example, has 2.4 grams of pseudoephedrine.

Besides limiting the powder form, the bill includes liquid and gel cap forms, which the Drug Enforcement Administration officials say also can be used to manufacture methamphetamines.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on May 4, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    In my field are several cacti and mushrooms that can be used to create hallucinogens. Is the gubment gonna make me spray my rye with poisons to kill the ingredients for space tea?
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on May 4, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    In my field are several cacti and mushrooms that can be used to create hallucinogens. Is the gubment gonna make me spray my rye with poisons to kill the ingredients for space tea?
  • by Mike H. on May 4, 2012 at 05:41 AM
    Every person that buys meth from the meth cook will buy the medications to keep the cook in business. If it takes 10 people to keep him supplied so be it. So you can consider this a jobs bill catered to the methheads!
  • by Cam on May 3, 2012 at 08:17 PM
    Way to ruin it for ALL of us, meth-heads.
  • by DONNA Location: HUGO, OK on May 3, 2012 at 06:34 PM
    SO THOSE OF US WHO SUFFER WITH ALLERGIES MOST OF THE YEAR ARE "SOL" FOR OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION. ONCE AGAIN THE "INNOCENT" MUST SUFFER WHILE THE DEAD BEATS KEEP ON FINDING WAYS TO DO WHAT THEIR GOING TO DO AND GO SCOTT FREE!!!! I HAVE A 8-5 JOB, SO IF I CAN'T BUY MEDICATION OVER THE COUNTER DURING MY OFF HOURS, I WILL HAVE TO TAKE OFF OF WORK TO GO TO THE DOCTOR TO GET A PRESCRIPTION, PAY AN OFFICE VISIT AND LOOSE MONEY FROM MY JOB!!!!!! THIS IS SO UNFAIR AND I FOR ONE AM GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF BEING WALKED ON!!
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      by DON on May 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM in reply to DONNA
      Welcome to the liberal paradise. Now serving everyone but you.
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        by Logic on May 4, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to DON
        You cannot use the word liberal when referring to Oklahoma legislation sorry...there aren't enough liberals in Oklahoma to fill a school bus!
        • reply
          by Anonymous on May 4, 2012 at 03:26 PM in reply to Logic
          Republicans aren't smart enough to realize that.
  • by kimberly Location: wilburton okla. on May 3, 2012 at 03:43 PM
    im all for stopping meth, but come on lets stop that NOT meds.
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